On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

8 und nicht vielmehr also tun, wie wir gelästert werden und wie etliche sprechen, daß wir sagen: "Lasset uns Übles tun, auf das Gutes daraus komme"? welcher Verdammnis ist ganz recht. (Romans 3:8) Luther Bibel 1545 Terrence Malick's latest film, A Hidden Life, portrays the life of an obscure Austrian peasant, Franz Jäggerstätter, who in refusing… Continue reading On Not Doing Evil So That Good May Come: The Martyrdom of Franz Jägerstätter

The Power of Tearful Prayers – Remembering St. Monica on Mother’s Day

“There are many things which I do not set down in this book…But I will omit not a word that my mind can bring to birth concerning your servant, my mother. In the flesh she brought me to birth in this world: in her heart she brought me to birth in your eternal light.”- Aurelius… Continue reading The Power of Tearful Prayers – Remembering St. Monica on Mother’s Day

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Historical Apologetics

Philosophy and The Need for A Revelation In the previous section of this series, I discussed the first category of Christian Apologetics: Philosophical Apologetics, or Philosophy as applied to religious beliefs. Philosophical Apologetics can also be referred to as Natural Theology, and overlaps significantly with Philosophical Theology, which is more restricted in scope. While there… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Historical Apologetics

Oh Death Where is Your Victory?: Death and Dying in a Time of Crises

Like so many other social institutions in lieu of the outbreak of COVID-19, churches have decided to suspend their services indefinitely. However, churches are part of something that itself is more than just a social institution, for most members of most churches are also members of the Body of Christ, which is the Church. As… Continue reading Oh Death Where is Your Victory?: Death and Dying in a Time of Crises

What COVID-19 Tells Us About Our Culture

Mad rushes at grocery stores. Toilet paper hysteria. Bottled water!? That the COVID-19 outbreak is a serious issue is not controversial. However, that our social response to it is controversial, is beyond doubt. Most news right now is concerned as much with our cultural mood in the face of this pandemic, as with the facts… Continue reading What COVID-19 Tells Us About Our Culture